Indiana University Northwest
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TypePublic regional master's university
Established1963; 59 years ago (1963)
Endowment$7,900,000 [1]
ChancellorKen Iwama[1]
Academic staff
Location, ,
Campusurban: 36 acres (14.57 ha)[2]
ColorsCream & Crimson[3][4][5]
AffiliationsIndiana University System
MascotRufus the RedHawk

Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university in Gary, Indiana. It is a regional campus of Indiana University and was established in 1963.


IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre (14.57 ha) campus in the northwest corner of the state. Class sizes average 30 students, and the faculty-student ratio is 1 to 14.

Programs, part- and full-time, are taught during days, evenings, and weekends, and lead to certificates and associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. There are more than 170 full-time and more than 200 part-time faculty, more than 75% of whom have doctorates or the highest degree available in their field.

There is a network of 24,000 alumni.

College, schools, and divisions

Indiana University Northwest is organized into two colleges, two schools, two divisions, Library and Information Science, and pre-professional programs:

(the only SPEA on a regional IU campus outside of Bloomington and IUPUI)

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Student Enrollment

In the fall of 2015, 5,848 students were enrolled at IU Northwest.[6] Of that:

Financial aid

US$38 million is awarded to IU Northwest students annually in the form of financial aid. 73% of IU Northwest students receive financial aid.


Indiana–Northwest (IUN) teams are the RedHawks The university competes as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) since the 2019–20 academic year. The RedHawks previously competed as an Independent member within the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) until after the 2018–19 academic year.

IU Northwest competes in eight intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball.


  1. ^ Carney, Chuck (27 March 2020). "Ken Iwama named new chancellor of IU Northwest". News at IU. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. ^,bbiun-0506.article. Retrieved May 16, 2010. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ "The Origins of the IU Logo and Colors". 18 August 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "IU Traditions - History - Cream and Crimson". Retrieved October 5, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Primary colors". Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  6. ^ "Fall 2015 Official Enrollment Report" (PDF). Indiana University Institutional Research and Reporting. Indiana University. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  1. 1 endowment "America's Best Colleges 2008". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
  2. 2 real_estate "FactBook > Physical Facilities > Real Estate Acreage". Indiana University system. Retrieved February 1, 2008.
  3. 3 full-time_faculty "FactBook > Personnel > Number of Faculty > full-time". Indiana University system. Retrieved February 1, 2008.

Coordinates: 41°33′24″N 87°20′16″W / 41.556629°N 87.337875°W / 41.556629; -87.337875